Mar 16 2010

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Tomorrow is the big St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage (and mashed potatoes) dinner at St. Rose!  It’s from 11-7, and it’s $8/person or $35/family.  Kids under 12 are $5.  We cooked up 500 pounds of meat, which I think is four times what we started with last year, so we shouldn’t run out unless we get twice as many people.  Last year we ran out by 1:30 and had to scramble to have some cooked on short notice, and it wasn’t nearly as good.  This year we’re much better prepared, and we’re hoping to serve a thousand people.

There will be Irish-flavored music all day, from several different groups.  Last year, I thought I’d be insane or deaf by the end of the day, but it was actually pretty nice.  The groups change every hour or so, so the music is always fresh.  See the link above to see who’s playing when.  Bring all your family and friends to enjoy the food and music!  There’s also High Mass at 9:30am, instead of the usual 12:10pm Low Mass.

At 7pm, right when our dinner ends, there is also an Irish music concert at St. Boniface Church, featuring a harpist and a soprano singer.  I’d be there myself, except I’ll probably be elbow deep in dishes at that point, but it sounds very good.  The entrance fee is a free-will offering, with $10 suggested, and the proceeds will be split between Quincy Catholic Charities and Mission of Hope Haiti.  It’s a chance to hear some good music and see one of Quincy’s architectural centerpieces.

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